There is a new book “T J Danaraj Doctor and Teacher Extraordinaire” by Professor Dr. HO Wong, on Professor TJ Danaraj, the Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Those of you who have had the privilege of being taught by this giant in Malaysian medicine would have no doubt this was an extraordinary individual, an exemplary and dedicated teacher and phenomenal clinician.
The Academy of Medicine has copies of the book and it is available for order from the Academy of Medicine. The cost of the hard cover is RM100 and soft cover RM50. The payment is to be made in favour of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia. For more information contact the AMM.
The book will also be launched at the Academic Scientific Meeting by Tun Dr Mahathir, a student of TJ Danaraj himself, on May 5-6 2012 at Saujana Hotel Subang.
In the book you will read about a Giant who terrorized his medical students because he wanted them to be the BEST; read how he whacked, scolded, pushed his students to excellence.
Girls burst into tears, boys ran up and down to the library, the duster flew, the pointer poked and the tendon hammer whacked; yet all these same students now write glowing tributes to a man whom they grew to love and respect.
Read about how he grew up in colonial times to be a doctor, fighting discrimination and difficult times, how he transformed a piece of empty land on a hill at the University of Malaya into a Temple of Medical Knowledge and service, and where he was the High Priest of Medical Education till he was 80 years old. Only failing health stopped him from teaching his beloved students.